2016


2017 – Infrastructure: Space Infrastructure

Launching people and satellites into orbit, providing directions to tourists, and warning residents on the Pacific Rim of an impending hurricane…all of these activities require infrastructure, the spine of . . .

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2017 TSRQ1 – Space Products & Innovation

Space continued to change the way people did business on Earth during 2016. The public’s increased demands for space products and services attracted growing investments and activities in space. Services providing meaningful and relevant satellite data in compressed time frames garnered attention from businesses, both inside and outside the space industry. The aggregation of data from . . .

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2017 – Workforce: Space Workforce

The global space industry relies on a highly qualified workforce. Understanding the trends in this workforce, including changes in size and demographics, provides insight into the overall health of the industry. Although workforce data . . .

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Launches by Spaceport 2019-2022

On paper, the U.S. has a plethora of spaceports. But only four of 13 operational FAA-licensed and U.S. Federal launch sites can support orbital launches from a vertical launch pad, and only three launches to a polar orbit.

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2016 – U.S. Army Space Cadre Overview

The U.S. Army Space Cadre grew from 11 FA40 (Space Professional) officers in 1999 to 374 FA40 officer billets for 2016. The Army’s Space Professionals make up a small, but critical, part of a bigger Space Cadre, which includes another 3025 personnel from another category, Army Space Enablers.

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2016 – Space Situational Awareness

With more business and investment in space infrastructure and services, many discussions, studies, and opportunities surrounding space situational awareness (SSA) occurred during 2016. Knowing what might happen or is happening around specific objects in space, such as satellites and space stations, is a key capability for many…

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2016 – Grape Expectations

California’s vineyards are numerous, and their products are selling well across the United States. In 2016, the state’s wine sales hit a record $34.5 billion. The business of wine in California is big . . .

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